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June 22, 2016

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Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection
Exhibition: June 4 - September 4, 2016
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April 19, 2016

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April 15, 2016

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March 18, 2016

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March 18, 2016

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March 15, 2016

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January 22, 2016

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January 2016

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January 13, 2016

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January 13, 2016

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October 09, 2015

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October 9, 2015

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October 06, 2015

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W Magazine
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October 03, 2015

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October 3, 2015

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October 02, 2015

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Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love
Exhibition: October 2, 2015-January 3, 2016
CAM Raleigh

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October 01, 2015

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October 1, 2015

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September 30, 2015

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Cultured
Off the Wall
By Janelle Zara
Fall 2015

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September 16, 2015

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ArtReview
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September 2015

ArtReview

June 20, 2015

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Artforum
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As told to Paige K. Bradley
June 2015

Artforum

June 20, 2015

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Los Angeles Times
Grand Flourishes of Paint
Sarah Cain at Honor Fraser
By Christopher Knight
June 20, 2015

Los Angeles Times

May 05, 2015

Sarah Cain


SARAH CAIN blue in your body, red when it hits the air
Exhibition: May 9-July 19, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla

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May 01, 2015

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May 2015

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December 09, 2014

Sarah Cain


Join LAND for the opening reception of
Sarah Cain's "hey babe take a walk on the wild side"
Music and visual presentation curated by the artist
Saturday, December 13, 2014
LAND Headquarters
5-8pm

LAND

April 29, 2014

Sarah Cain in art magazine


Sarah Cain is featured in Art Magazine's "Starter," a new series on young artists.

Art Magazine

October 31, 2013

Sarah Cain in Outside the Lines at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston


Playing with the structural and historical perceptions of what painting is, the artists in Outside the Lines—Travis Boyer, Sarah Cain, Leidy Churchman, Katy Heinlein, Fabienne Lasserre, Siobhan Liddell, Benny Merris, Dona Nelson, and Susie Rosmarin—propel their medium toward new and inspiring frontiers.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

October 18, 2013

Sarah Cain on MOCAtv


When this tender, behind-the-scenes look at Sarah Cain's highland park home and studio, begins, she's taking down her 15-foot mural, "Runaway," installed in the DTLA's Farmers and Merchants Bank for Painting in Place. The grace of Cain's goodbye fits perfectly with the painter's commitment to experimentation and nonattachment in her work and in life.

MOCAtv

October 03, 2013

Benefit & Launch Party for The Mistake Room


Works by Brenna Youngblood, Meleko Mokgosi, Glenn Kaino and Sarah Cain will be included in The Mistake Room's benefit auction and launch party, Friday, October 13th.

The Mistake Room

June 13, 2013

Sarah Cain in LA Times


Review: 'Painting in Place' flings open conceptual abstraction doors
By Christopher Knight
June 13, 2013

Cain splashed and sprayed multiple colors across the pristine but cracked white surface in an exuberant, worldly display of abstract graffiti. The mural's swoops, squiggles, checkerboards and dribbles merge bits of Kandinsky, Klee and Pollock with vivid street tagging and the worn cast-offs employed by artist Jessica Stockholder. Two double-X lengths of string, one hot pink and the other lemon yellow, add dimension, landing somewhere between conventional signs for kisses and delicate cancellation marks.

Ephemeral, since the mural won't outlast the exhibition, "Runaway" zigs and zags between being fugitive and being out of control. By itself the painting is enough reason to see the show.

LA Times

May 21, 2013

Sarah Cain at Los Angeles Nomadic Division


Painting in Place will present a wide array of work from contemporary artists that tackle painting from various perspectives, using both traditional and unconventional techniques and media in their approach to the discipline. Exploring various ways that the definition of painting is continuously evolving, the project seeks to expand the traditional parameters of painting, sculpture, and installation: blurred, deconstructed, and refigured.

Los Angeles Nomadic Division
May 22 - July 31, 2013
Farmers & Merchants Bank
401 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

February 07, 2013

SARAH CAIN IN THE BOSTON GLOBE


PAINT THINGS is off the wall
by Cate McQuaid

There's a natural progression from Stockholder to younger artists such as Sarah Cain, whose terrific "killing me softly" installation careens over walls, around a corner, and onto the floor, swallowing canvases whole with razzle-dazzle wall paintings, looping chains, and neon string.

The Boston Globe
February 07, 2013

January 02, 2013

Sarah Cain in Artforum


Sarah Cain: Honor Fraser
By Suzanne Hudson
January 2013

The main event of "Freedom is a Prime Number," Sarah Cain's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, was a room-scale installation titled so there, it's air (all works 2012). While the piece involved an enveloping spread of paint and canvases (not necessarily conjoined) that spilled onto the floor, a twosome of dollar bills ($ thirty five and $ forty three) flanking the gallery's entryway offered viewers a key for reading what lay beyond. Cain's riotous additions of color and shimmering planes covered the cash so totally that only the minutest sections were left bare. These details matter.

Artforum
January 2013

January 01, 2013

Sarah Cain at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum


PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in painting as it merges with installation and sculpture.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
January 27 - April 21, 2013

November 02, 2012

Sarah Cain at L&M Arts, Los Angeles


For the Martian Chronicles, pays homage to the late writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), who in the 1940's lived in a home located on the current L&M Arts property. Here, in what was then a small white clapboard house, Bradbury wrote much of what would become his celebrated book, The Martian Chronicles. Published by Doubleday in 1950, Bradbury's epochal Red Planet colonization tale begins in the year 1999 and moves chapter-by-chapter, expedition-by-expedition, into the future. Fleeing a troubled and ultimately atomically devastated Earth, the humans arrive first in small numbers and then in droves. A dark, bloody and mystical saga of manifest destiny, The Martian Chronicles depicts the planet as a barren desert of death and glory, androids and telepathy, crystal pillars and fossil seas, where phantom spirits haunt ancient cities.

For the Martian Chronicles
November 8, 2012 - January 5, 2012
L&M Arts, Los Angeles
660 South Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

October 05, 2012

Sarah Cain in Huffington Post Top Twelve Must See Painting Shows


Twelve Must-See Painting Shows: September 2012
By Steven Zevitas
September 10, 2012

It is September and the art world has come back to life. Commercial galleries around the country are busy putting final touches on soon to open exhibitions. Not surprisingly, many are opening their seasons with shows by significant artists.

Huffington Post Arts

October 02, 2012

Sarah Cain in Artslant


Abandon Everything Again
By Jared Baxter
September 30, 2012

True to her Biblical namesakes, Sarah Cain arrives at painting through its betrayal, humbling the seriousness of the medium and its supports and laughing at the weight of its history, in order to imbue it with the aliveness of a language.

Artslant
September 30, 2012

September 28, 2012

Sarah Cain in W Magazine


Don't Miss: Sarah Cain
By Michael Slenske
September 28, 2012

Though Cain has pushed against the boundaries of what painting can be from her days as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute and at Berkeley, she's just unveiled her most commercial show to date, freedom is a prime number, at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. The new work is comprised of 14 large scale canvases with titles like "Mister" (a graffiti-meets-sticks-and-pink bows grid) or "Carnival Cruise," her favorite, which is focused around a $300 bead display she bought and applied intact from a local craft store—the title is a riff off a line from Robert Bolaño's The Savage Detectives and it takes her concept of "starting out with a mistake" to the extremes because, as she says, "fuck-ups are always more interesting."

W Magazine
September 28, 2012

September 06, 2012

Sarah Cain in Flash Art


Sarah Cain
By Patrick Steffen
September 6, 2012

Patrick Steffen: You are currently preparing an exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery, opening on the 8th of September 2012. Let's start with the title, freedom is a prime number...

Sarah Cain: I gather the words around my work like materials, they will come to me out of daily life and then if I'm interested I'll push it further. I lifted this sentence from the novel The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano. It captures the essence of great art and also speaks to how crucial it is to stay loyal to an undividable truth or freedom, to never compromise the work.

Flash Art
September 6, 2012

July 05, 2012

Sarah Cain monograph release July 11


Sarah Cain, published by LAND, is the artist's first monograph, detailing her work from 2002 to the present. The book features texts by Andrew Berardini, Sarah Cain, Tara McDowell, Shamim M. Momin, and Franklin Sirmans.

June 01, 2012

Sarah Cain in Modern Painters


Coloring Outside the Lines: A Painter Goes Beyond the Canvas
By Yasmine Mohseni
June, 2012

"She approaches the architecture of a canvas in much the same manner she does an exhibition space, deconstructing and manipulating it in unexpected ways. She began pulling back pieces of canvas to find the structure within them, and they too became part of the work. It was these deconstructed canvases that launched Cain's transition from working directly on the wall to working primarily on canvas."

Modern Painters
June, 2012

March 25, 2012

Sarah Cain in Bold Tendencies 6


Sarah Cain has been chosen to participate in Bold Tendencies 6, London, UK. Bold Tendencies is a non profit summertime sculpture project dedicated to showcasing new art by international artists. It is committed to supporting the vision of artists and actively engaging audiences.

Bold Tendencies

March 14, 2012

Sarah Cain and Brenna Youngblood in Made in L.A. 2012


Sarah Cain and Brenna Youngblood have been selected to participate in Made in L.A. 2012, the first Los Angeles Biennial organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. The exhibition is slated for June 3 - September 2, 2012 at the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, and LAXART, Los Angeles.

Made in L.A. 2012

January 14, 2012

Sarah Cain Talks with George Herms about Two Schools of Cool at OCMA


Join Two Schools of Cool artists George Herms and Sarah Cain in the museum pavilion as they discuss their collaborative installation Korral. Sarah Cain and George Herms have assembled an installation that forms a bridge between their practices, language, and abstraction.

Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
January 14 at 2:00 PM
Free with museum admission

January 03, 2012

Sarah Cain in New American Paintings


Spotlight: Sarah Cain
By Evan J. Garza
Issue 97, 2012

For all the freedom that a blank canvas provides, for all the endless possibilities inherent to the application of paint, and the inestimable number of compositional and chromatic combinations intrinsic to the medium of painting, the stretcher—and, therefore, the painting itself—remains a kind of container. However infinite the creative potential might be, and no matter how vast the expanse of the picture plane, a painting is forever confined by the physical limitations of the surface on which it is created.

New American Paintings

December 09, 2011

Sarah Cain at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Sarah Cain received SFMOMA's SECA award in 2006 and is now included in Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards. The exhibition celebrates the unique and long-standing role of SFMOMA's SECA award program and brings into dialogue works by a number of past award recipients. In concert with an oral history project and a comprehensive book, the exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the museum's distinguished art interest group SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), which honors the achievements of Bay Area artists. The exhibition offers a lens onto some of the key artistic approaches that have contributed to the vitality and breadth of contemporary art. Artists include William Allan, Hung Liu, Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Laurie Reid, and Kota Ezawa, among many others.

December 03, 2011

Sarah Cain in the Pizzuti Collection


Sarah Cain is included in an exhibition organized to introduce the Pizzuti Collection to the public. Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists is designed to give a taste of what's to come in the collection's new building and to demonstrate the breadth of the collecting vision of Ron Pizzuti. The exhibition will be on view at Two Miranova Place, Suite 150, downtown Columbus, through Summer 2012. The gallery is open Wednesdays, noon to 6 and by appointment. There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 28, 5-8 pm.

October 31, 2011

Sarah Cain in Huff Post Arts

10 Must See Painting Shows in the U.S.: November
By Steven Zevitas
As this month's Must See list demonstrates, contemporary painters continue to find extraordinary ways to move the medium forward. Once again, my survey of more than 300 commercial galleries throughout the United States confirms that painting still dominates the programming at most galleries (more than 70% of the reviewed galleries have painting shows in November). There are many noteworthy exhibitions, but for me Nathan Hylden's extraordinary meditations on the temporal experience of the artist's studio may be my top pick. Hylden is one of a group of painters, that may be said to include R.H. Quaytman and Christopher Wool, among others, who are extending the possibilities of painting by reconciling the digital age with their chosen medium's history.

October 29, 2011

Sarah Cain at Bryan Miller Gallery

Sarah Cain uses various materials, along with color and form to convey spontaneous, direct feeling in her work. Her paintings are full of exuberance and curiosity, but through cutting, layering and collage she also embraces the fragile and complex. Cain's math is emotionally intelligent and of the most lyric variety.

October 06, 2011

Sarah Cain in The Daily Pilot

Old and new meet cool
By Imran Vittachi
October 6, 2011

Exhibit at Orange County Museum of Art hosts exhibition of new experimental works created by five intergenerational pairs of artists.

October 05, 2011

Sarah Cain in Art Info

Shows Around the World: 10 Exhibitions, From Tacita Dean to Richard Prince
By Alanna Martinez
October 4, 2011
You might just be able to teach an old dog new tricks, as this collaborative initiative led by OCMA proves. Los Angeles artists known for their bodies of work made in the 1960s and 1970s team up with established artists of the past decade. The final exhibition will feature five installations of the work created collectively by the pairs. The "Two Schools" artist teams are John Baldessari andShana Lutker, Llyn Foulkes and Stanya Kahn, George Hermsand Sarah Cain, Allen Ruppersberg and Amanda Ross-Ho, and Robert Williams and Ed Moses. ocma.net

September 26, 2011

Sarah Cain in T Magazine

Space Invader
By Steffie Nelson
September 26, 2011

For the L.A. artist Sarah Cain, space is more than just physical — it's also psychic and emotional. "I try to morph the three," says Cain, whose site-specific work dips into a playfully vivid palette that defies her contemplative nature.

May 29, 2011

Talks on Painting: Intervening in the Picture Plane

Sunday, May 29 7pm
Mandrake Bar

In this panel discussion with Olivia Booth, Sarah Cain, Kim Fisher, and Rebecca Morris, moderator Corrina Peipon will lead a discussion on abstraction with a focus on the material and formal aspects of painting as subject matter. To varying degrees, the four painters included here make interventions into the picture plane in order to explore the tangible matter of painting, favoring physicality over illusion.

May 10, 2011

Sarah Cain In Art Info

Meme: Abstract Los Angeles
By Charlie Schultz
May 10, 2011

Abstract art is surging in the City of Angels, although there is nothing characteristically L.A. about the works. "The city as a place doesn't influence my work much," says the Los Angeles-based painter Alex Olson. "It's influential in what it provides: space and time to work and a strong community of artists." That would include fellow Angeleno abstractionist Lisa Williamson, who has exhibited with Olson in Chicago and works in a neighboring studio, as well as Sarah Cain, Rebecca Morris, and Tomory Dodge. For painter Jon Pestoni, the city's benefit is less the artistic community than the isolation it affords. "Total immersion has been crucial to my work," he says. "I can go months without seeing anyone I know and still maintain a normal social relationship with the city." Multimedia artist Nathan Hylden shares Olson's appreciation for L.A.'s abundance of good cheap studio space and the time the southern California lifestyle allows him to spend in it.

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